GENEVA, Switzerland—Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. is marking a couple of original equipment milestones at the 2014 Geneva Auto Salon—380 OE homologations for the company's P Zero line in the past seven years and 170 for the Cinturato P7 in five years.
The number of OE homologations for the P Zero has grown by 90 since the 2013 Geneva show, Pirelli said, including several prestige models at this year's expo, such as the Ferrari California T, Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 650S.
Other new models with the latest Pirelli tires at the show include the Audi TT, S1 and S3 Cabriolet, the latest-generation BMW X5, Mercedes C Class and S600 and Jaguar F Type, XFR and XJR.
Each homologation is adapted to the individual needs of specific models, Pirelli said, meaning it is no longer correct to talk about a single P Zero or Cinturato as original equipment, but instead of a family of tires from which numerous versions are derived.
While there are numerous iterations of the P Zero line, Pirelli said the P Zero family is designed with base characteristics, such as the use on nano-composites or the asymmetric tread profile, that yield “extraordinary” road-holding on straights and through corners, high standards of safety thanks to reduced wet and dry braking distances, driveability and comfort.
The P Zero is available in sizes ranging from 25 to 50 series and in rim diameters from 17 to 21 inches.
The Cinturato P7 family offers car makers an ecologically minded high-performance tire for cars with medium to large-displacement engines. Pirelli claims the P7 reduces rolling resistance by 20 percent, yielding reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.